Born in Klang in 1962, Yong Look Lam is a well established fine artist in Malaysia. He graduated in 1982 with a Diploma in Fine Art from the Kuala Lumpur College of Art and a year later he completed his Diploma in Watercolour. Look Lam is actively involved within the art scene where his works have been widely exhibited and won various awards and prizes. He was the Second Prize winner in 1984 at the Malaysian Landscape art competition organized by the National Art Gallery. Due to his close interpretations of culture and the village community, he is known as the ‘Kampong Boy’ of the art scene.
His works are drawn through his experiences in travelling around and observing the architectural wonders of the heritage of the towns and cities. He is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Watercolour Organization where he has been involved in numerous exhibitions in around the world. He is the recipient of the Malaysian Watercolour Society Award in 1987 as well as the Pemandangan Malaysia Award in 1994. One of his most recent solo shows was held at the Pinkguy Gallery entitled Ashore where he depicted the life and culture of the fishing village an earlier solo show was the “Fascinating but Vanishing – A Watercolour Painting Exhibition” was held in Penang.