PAINTER Richard Wright, whose work includes striking, large-scale frescos, has won this years Turner Prize. Wright was presented with the 25,000 prize by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at Tate Britain in London, with judges praising his profound originality. The Glasgow-based artist, who is inspired by architecture and space, beat Roger Hiorns, Enrico David and Lucy Skaer to take the prize. Wright, 49, said winning the award was shocking but very good, very good. In his acceptance speech, Wright said: Thanks very much. Just when I thought it was OK to relax, this happens. After thanking friends, family, his fellow nominees and the Tate, he added: I have nothing grand to say about that, just thank you, thats all I have to say. Wright works predominantly with paint and gold leaf directly on walls to create intricate and graphic paintings. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize for his exhibitions at the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, and his exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, featuring his characteristic work. Wright creates tailor-made artworks which are designed to fit each exhibition space. His contribution to this years Turner Prize exhibition is an elaborate, gold-leaf fresco almost covering one wall of the gallery. It took four weeks to make, which Wright described as an intense process, and - like most of his work - is expected to be destroyed at the end of the exhibition. He told the BBC the impermanence of his works was an important part of his art. BBC I am interested in placing painting in the situation where it collides with the world; the fragility of that existence. Being here for a short period of time, I feel, heightens the experience of it being here. He added: Sometimes I feel a sense of loss because I cant repeat the work... but maybe that sense of loss is part of the point. The Tate described the piece as the artists most complex and ambitious composition to date. The award jury said they admired the profound originality and beauty of Wrights work. The Turner Prize is awarded annually to a body of work by an artist under 50, and born, living or working in Britain. BBC