LNY

Newark / USA

Layqa Nuna Yawar, better known as Lunar New Year, is the visual artwork of Lenny Correa, an originally Ecuadorian migrant, artist, muralist, organizer, curator and agitator based in Newark, New Jersey. His work is featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / LNY

Layqa Nuna Yawar, better known as Lunar New Year, is the visual artwork of Lenny Correa, an originally Ecuadorian migrant, artist, muralist, organizer, curator and agitator based in Newark, New Jersey. His work is featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Lunar New Year’s mural artwork developed out of a traditional visual arts education, a practice of street art interventions and independent self-organized principles, greatly impacted by his immigrant experience and his multicultural identity. He migrated from Ecuador to the US at an early age and today aims to reflect and amplify silenced voices by using the power of his art in public spaces. Beyond his artist practice he also works as a curator, hosts mural making workshops and educational lectures. Describing his artwork, Luna New Year says that he is ‘using the power of monumental art and representational painting in public space in order to create safe spaces for imagination and identity protection’ and a better, brighter future.

Featured on Urban Nation / LNY

  • One Wall
ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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  • Blog
ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
  • Blog
New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
  • Blog
„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
  • Blog
ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and
  • Project M
Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia
Last Saturday, 11 May 2019, numerous guests visited the exhibition opening of Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia and were welcomed not only by a 200-year-old tree, but also by a pure plant oasis, the smell of fresh
  • Urban Nation
WALL\THERAPY & URBAN NATION // OPENING RECEPTION
APRIL 16th, 7PM @URBAN NATION, Bülowstr. 97, 10783 Berlin What a great week in April!! It happens something amazing– like the BELIEVE / BECOME week !!! This was a concept curated by the wonderful WALL \ THERAPY crew and artists
  • Collaborations / International
BELIEVE/BECOME by WALL \ THERAPY
Dear UN supporters and art lovers !! What a great week ahead in April!! It’s early – I know – but one cannot mark one’s calendar soon enough in this busy world when something amazing is happening – like the