Not content to rely solely on his intuition, he has studied Fine Art at Hong Kong Academy of Art, Kansas University, and the San Francisco Academy of Art. Art lovers around the world are celebrating his increasing stature as a major multi-media artist.
In 1983, LUNZEN took first place in the Malaysia national Arts Competition. In 1988, he won both first and second place at Emerald City Classic in Kansas out of 650 participants. Since then, he has received numerous other national and international awards. LUNZEN's works are in the permanent collections of international art collectors such as privates and individuals, museum, galleries, and corporations. He has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout Asia, Europe, Canada and United States, and has been published extensively in art periodicals.
LUNZEN paints to music, and asserts: "Music is often a catalyst in unlocking my emotions and allowing my imagination a certain freedom." The viewer can appreciate LUNZEN's imaginings on several levels. There is his fearless, Matisse-like use of color; bright, bold, and compelling. There are the flowing, curving lines; disciplined, yet sensuous. There are the tranquil faces, some with closed eyes looking inward, some gazing directly, yet innocently, at the viewer. Interesting, too, is the recurring motif of strong, directional light cast on the faces, such that half of the face is featureless, save for the corner of the mouth. It is as if LUNZEN is leading the viewer ever deeper into his soul.