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LOT 39

Helen Guek Yee Mei
B. Johor, 1971

Portrait of a Man, 2001

Mixed media on paper

33.5 x 31.5 cm

Portrait of a Lady, 2001

Signed “HELEN G” on lower right

Mixed media on paper

33.5 x 31.5 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 2,400 – RM 5,000


There is something solemn and peaceful about Helen Guek’s paintings. They seem to draw the viewer in, and in the process of doing so, viewers lose themselves in her works. Although the subject matter is something exceedingly simple such as a side portrait, the play of colours, contours and shadows seem to evoke a certain kind of solitude and feelings of introspection.

Helen Guek Yee Mei is a decoration artist, designer, full-time artist and a teacher. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art from Victoria College of Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a practicing artist and has taken part in several solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia as well as out, representing the country at the Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in 2001. She was awarded the Philip Morris Malaysia Art Award and “The Strover Award for Excellence” from Australia.

Caught in this single moment is a woman lost in her own thoughts. She stands with her eyes downcast and the moment is tender is still. The mood is quiet and solemn. Due to the expert, smooth blending of the muted yet luminescent colours, there is most certainly a feeling of classic art, fantasy and mystery. This painting is rich and filled with depth and truly something superb to behold.

Helen Guek Yee Mei is a decoration artist, designer, full-time artist and a teacher. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art from Victoria College of Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a practicing artist and has taken part in several solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia as well as out, representing the country at the Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in 2001. She was awarded the Philip Morris Malaysia Art Award and “The Strover Award for Excellence” from Australia.

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