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Jan 31, 2013

Megalomania dripped on canvas at the Image Factory

The Image Factory opens with its first exhibit this Friday night.  Briheda Haylock is returning to the art scene with her second show called Megalomania, which portrays her own emotions as well those from other teenagers.


Briheda Haylock, Artist

“The meaning of megalomania is a psychotic disorder—the delusion of power; meaning you are a very egotistic person.”


Jose Sanchez, Reporting

This artist’s first public musings was in Society Killed the Teenager. But Briheda Haylock, who delves into the emotions of the young adult has returned with Megalomania, an homage to the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud’s earlier theories.


Briheda Haylock

Briheda Haylock

“I picked up two books. One was Sigmund Freud’s Megalomania—name came from that book. And a New Earth. The two books discuss Sigmund Freud’s theory and it was mainly about the ego. After reading those two books, I started picking up my paints again, but this time, I tried not to use the brushes.”


Haylock’s artistic journey is not lonely as Freud is on her mind and she pays homage to the paint drippings of American Icon Jackson Pollock.


Briheda Haylock

“I was also reading about Jackson Pollock. He started the movement with the drip technique and I really connected with him when I was doing my research and what kind of person he was. Seeing that we were both emotional people, I really connected and embraced the technique as you can see. This one is really raw—it is just paint showing all about the place. What I love about it, I barely picked up a brush. With some of the pieces as you can see, it is just me throwing paint. It is very raw and for me when I look at some of the pieces—any spectator—it captures an emotion. It can remind you of certain feelings or past because this is what the show is about. I want people to come. As you are observing that it gets to you; it reminds you of something about yourself or an experience about your life. If you’ve moved on from it, I have my inspiration piece, “Can you really put back all the pieces.” As a person going through life having different experiences and if you had like tragic ones that scared you for life and you are healing from it, “Are you really healed? You can say yes you’ve healed from it, but are you really a hundred percent yourself again? it is like a push to be more supportive with youths than breaking them down or just trying to understand youths on a whole and not say we are a bunch of mindless people or a waste of the generation.”


Haylock’s first exhibit was last year when she teamed up with artist, Ruhiel Trejo, in the sensational exhibition, Society Killed The Teenager.

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1 Response for “Megalomania dripped on canvas at the Image Factory”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    MEGALOMANIA….. Why do I think of DEAN BARROW???????

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