Huiping Yang Yang

Huiping Yang is concerned with the central theme of dreams and unconsciousness and her works show the influence of Sigmund Freud in different forms and mediums.

Huiping Yang graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts with a BA(Hons) Fine Art Painting degree. She focuses on the Debordian notion of psychogeography combined with theory from Sigmund Freud on “Screen Memory” (1899) and “The Unconscious” (1915). Her work is developed from photomontage and collage as a visual representation of fragmented memories. The quality of collage and the process of collaging is a reference to uninhibited unconscious processes.

“Screen Memory” is the Freudian term for a recollection that masks deeper, psychologically significant memories. “Screen memories do not emerge into consciousness at the time of recall.”- Sigmund Freud, (1899). According to Freud’s theory, memories overlay and obscure each other. People often deal with fragments of memories that have remained with them since their earliest childhood years.

The study of memory and the unconscious mind has helped her to develop her studio practice. The screen printing series is the recollection of the collage she made. It focuses on the experience of reinterpretation about the made collage. The elements are fading and floating.