Daily Dose Pick: Peter Ainsworth

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Winner of the UK’s Converse/Dazed 2010 Emerging Artist Award, Peter Ainsworth photographs both unintentional and deliberate actions within his environment.

From evolving graffiti on a highway wall outside of London to the winter covering of garden palm trees, and from staged scenarios with discarded objects in a desolate suburban tract to the precious handling of a found stuffed bird along the Thames, Ainsworth documents man’s relationship to nature and the constructed environment with a poetic eye and a droll sense of humor.

Visit the artist’s website, learn more about the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award, read an interview with Ainsworth, and view his work with the four short-listed artists in the award show at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London.

Click through below for a gallery of Ainsworth’s award-winning work.

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, 2010, from the series Concrete Island, 2010, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, 2010, from the series Concrete Island, 2010, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, 2010, from the series Concrete Island, 2010, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, 2010, from the series Concrete Island, 2010, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, 2009, from the series Covered, 2009 - 2010, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, 2009, from the series Covered, 2009 - 2010, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, 2009 from the series Covered, 2009 - 2010, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, 2009, from the series Covered, 2009 - 2010, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Earliest Spring, 2008, from the project Spring and Summer, 2008, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Scarecrows, 2008, from the project Spring and Summer, 2008, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Untitled, from the series Stuffed bird found on a bank of the Thames at Crayford Ness, 2007, Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist

Peter Ainsworth, Equivalence VIII, after Carl Andre, 1966, 2007, from the project Art Handling Re-creations, 2007 Hand C-Type Print, Courtesy the artist