Painter Richard Wright, 49 won The Turner Prize today, Britain's most famous award.
Wright received the $40,000 prize Monday at Tate Britain gallery in London.
Wright uses elaborate and labor-intensive methods to create transient works that respond directly to the architecture and context of a space. His works come alive as they are experienced by the viewer, the judges said in a statement released by Tate Britain, according to the Associated Press.
Wright is a British painter based in Scotland. Previous winners include Gilbert & George, Richard Long and Anish Kapoor.