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    7.7.11
Scoop Brancisco Creates A Blank Canvas


Scoop Brancisco has created a blank canvas...is this really something that needs to be treated as 'NEWS'?

"Absolutely," Mr. Brancisco says, "A canvas is the base...fundamental property of a painting. It is always challenging to create a fundamental basis out of nothing. The fact that I have created it means that 90% of this painting is completed. Yes, I am sure to say that."

It is difficult to understand that 90% of the painting is finished when you see a blank canvas in front of you. In fact, wouldn't it be easier to just purchase a pre-made canvas? Which is more valuable: the energy and time one spend on making a canvas and the money one spend on purchasing a canvas? Tims is monay, isn't it?

"True, making a canvas does require some time and energy. I hate it when my fingers hurt after stretching a canvas. But the act of painting itself, including the part of making a canvas, is meant to be inefficient. And I like how inefficient it is."

OK, so this guy sounds masochistic.
In any way, how is the rest of 10%...the part of actual painting going?

"The rest of 10% is actually the hardest part. The brushes seem to be pretty heavy. I guess I need some training to do first...got to build up some stamina. Burnin' summer has just started. Please, just wait and see, my friend."






6.28.11
Scoop Brancisco Creates Spaghetti alle vongole


Scoop Brancisco has created Spaghetti alle vongole for his breakfast...is this really something that needs to be treated as 'NEWS'?

"Absolutely," Mr. Brancisco says, "I always have some sort of vague image before I attempt to create something, but the result often becomes something different, or something even better than the initial image. For that matter, the act of cooking and painting are very similar. There surely is a pleasure of creation...as well as the pleasure of eating. I have got to tell you; the Spaghetti alle vongole tastes like heaven as long as you have a truly empty stomache."

This is the third time Mr. Brancisco is introducing his cooking, but is he being lazy? He seems to be talking exactly the same thing as before.

"Now is the time I have to learn the very fundamental of basics. I am hoping to develop my own style, in terms of external appearance and internal taste, as I progress. Please, just wait and see, my friend."








6.19.11
Scoop Brancisco Creates Omelette Fried Rice


Scoop Brancisco has created omelette fried rice for his dinner...is this really something that needs to be treated as 'NEWS'?

"Absolutely," Mr. Brancisco says, "I always have some sort of vague image before I attempt to create something, but the result often becomes something different, or something even better than the initial image. For that matter, the act of cooking and painting are very similar. There surely is a pleasure of creation...as well as the pleasure of eating. I have got to tell you; the omelette fried rice tastes like heaven as long as you have a truly empty stomache."

Some parts of Mr. Brancisco's statement seem to make sense. On the other hand, he sounds like he is just making a fuss by using the word 'create' instead of 'cook'. If he claims that cooking is art, is he going to 'create' any dishes of his own, original style?

"Now is the time I have to learn the very fundamental of basics. I am hoping to develop my own style, in terms of external appearance and internal taste, as I progress. Please, just wait and see, my friend."








6.13.11
Scoop Brancisco Creates Cabbage Roll


Scoop Brancisco has created cabbage roll for his dinner...is this really something that needs to be treated as 'NEWS'?

"Absolutely," Mr. Brancisco says, "I always have some sort of vague image before I attempt to create something, but the result often becomes something different, or something even better than the initial image. For that matter, the act of cooking and painting are very similar. There surely is a pleasure of creation...as well as the pleasure of eating. I have got to tell you; the cabbage roll tastes like heaven as long as you have a truly empty stomache."

Some parts of Mr. Brancisco's statement seem to make sense. On the other hand, he sounds like he is just making a fuss by using the word 'create' instead of 'cook'. If he claims that cooking is art, is he going to 'create' any dishes of his own, original style?

"Now is the time I have to learn the very fundamental of basics. I am hoping to develop my own style, in terms of external appearance and internal taste, as I progress. Please, just wait and see, my friend."








6.5.11
Scoop Brancisco Announces that He is Returning after a Long Hiatus


Scoop Brancisco has announced that he is returning after a long hiatus.

In the yesterday conference, he has given the following statement:

"Well, I guess I've done my duty and saved up some money. No, I guess it isn't all about the money. The thing is, the thing has finally turned into something and my mind is getting ready to do the thing. I suppose it is about the right time to set up the thing to begin what I call the 'thing' because the season is turning into summer and the air is getting warmer."

Mr. Brancisco made a smiling face.

"Besides, I am feeling healthy -probably the healthiest in the past few years. Good-bye, asthma. Internal world is seeking to meet the external world, that's the thing."

"How was the hiatus?" One of the reporters asked.

"It was great. I've learned how to cook. I wish I could show it right in front of you. There are so many things I discover everytime I cook. I mean, that's the thing about cooking. I must say that...cooking is the way to go."







12.26.10
Scoop Brancisco Announces that He is Going on Hiatus


Scoop Brancisco has announced that he is going on a long hiatus.

In the yesterday conference, he has given the following statement:

"It's all about the money. I have never cared much to earn lots of it, but when it gets to the point when I don't have enough money to buy something crucial, such as food, I have to consider...It's such a pain to make this statement. It really is. But you have to understand; I can't seem to do any art-making with empty stomache."

Mr. Brancisco made a bitter face.

"Besides, I believe that people are generally kind and respectful creatures, and this world is slowly changing into a better place. If someone argues with that, I'd do my best to argue back...my art practice is meant to do that. But if the artist himself is unhealthy, his creation cannot be healthy. His art work can never better the world. I don't mean that money is everything, but it's also true that having lots of it is going to increase possibilities..."

"How long is the hiatus going to last?" One of the reporters asked.

"I really don't know. It could be months or years....I wouldn't care how long it is going to take. I will concentrating on making money for now, but I would never give up to be the one whom I want to be."







10.6.10
Scoop Brancisco Gets Interviewed in a Show


Scoop Brancisco was interviewed in 'Jennifer...This is Genius Show'. The show can be viewed at here (second episode).

"I am deeply disappointed with myself," says Mr. Brancisco, "you can barely hear what I am saying when I have the bag on...I have to think of a solution."

Speach is essential when it comes to presenting yourself, even when you are presenting your art. It is necessary especially in the contemporary art world because, in many cases, people do not have enough time to relax and think about what a painting is about when they view one.

"You don't have to say it all," says Mr. Brancisco, "but you should be the one to open the first gate to your world. I used to believe that words are not necessary, but I was wrong."

Some people argue that art should be seen only with one's instinct. That is true in some cases, but words do make the viewers understand better and more interested in something that they are not familiar with. If one attempts to reach broader audience, using words is inevitable.

"Well, for this interview," Mr. Brancisco continues, "I couldn't say...not even a half of what I intended to say. I should do some voice training and try to speak clearer...or get a better microphone. Yes, that should change everything."







10.4.10
Scoop Brancisco Hangs a Drawing in Sam Wo

Scoop Brancisco is displaying his drawing "Life Goes On", in Sam Wo, one of the best and beloved Chinese restaurants in San Francisco, Chinatown.

"Sam Wo is amazing," Mr. Brancisco says, "the taste is top-level, they are open till 3 A.M., the price is reasonable, and the people who work there are unbelievably nice."

Mr. Brancisco has been visiting Sam Wo for over 10 years, sometimes with his family, friends, lover, enemies...he recalls the time when he was financially poor, really poor, slightly poor, and sort of poor.

"I always went back to the restaurant, which is pretty rare for someone fickle like me," Mr. Brancisco explains, "and there were moments...the moments when my life was going up and down. Things always change. You can't help it. But Sam Wo has always been there. That is the beauty of unchange. I am relieved to see their lights on when I visit them after midnight. I appreciate their presense. I really do. And the only thing I could think of to thank them back is to donate my work. I used to be an ok artist after all. I never thought that 'Life Goes On' would be on the wall of Sam Wo, but I figured that the colors and theme fit the restaurant."

Sam Wo is here, standing steady for over 100 years.
It satisfies countless number of hungry stomaches everyday.
Life goes on; people come and go, but there are things that never change.
Life goes on, but it is not a bad thing; Sam Wo will always be here.
Life goes on, and I will always come back here.
Life goes on...






10.1.10
Scoop Brancsico Hangs Some Stuff in Another Cafe

Scoop Brancisco is displaying some of his other works at Cafe la Vie, 514 Octavia Street in San Francisco.

"The paintings were created specifically for cafes, and ONLY for cafes," Mr. Brancisco claims, "I respect the cozy atmosphere in cafes. I am honored to be part of it."

Cozy quality cannot be born overnight. Ages of history and countless effort of people account for it. The cozy quality of painting, for example, is created not only by the painter, but also by the critics, viewers, and galleries.

"I believe in cafes, and that is what I am aiming for," Mr. Brancisco concluded.







9.28.10
Scoop Brancisco Hangs Some Stuff in a Cafe

Scoop Brancisco is displaying some of his works at Gallery Cafe, San Francisco.

"The paintings were created specifically for cafes, and ONLY for cafes," Mr. Brancisco claims, "I respect the cozy atmosphere in cafes. I am honored to be part of it."

Cozy quality cannot be born overnight. Ages of history and countless effort of people account for it. The cozy quality of painting, for example, is created not only by the painter, but also by the critics, viewers, and galleries.

"I believe in cafes, and that is what I am aiming for," Mr. Brancisco concluded.

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9.22.10
Scoop Brancisco Says Good-Bye to the Dummy Guy


Scoop Brancisco is finally throwing away his dummy guy.

"We go way back," says Mr. Brancisco, "we've been together for almost seven years."

Mr. Brancisco has used the dummy guy in several important occasions. It has sat in classes when Mr. Brancisco could not attend. It held signs, posed, and took places whenever Mr. Brancisco was in trouble. It traveled oversees with Mr. Brancisco. It sat in cars with Mr. Brancisco. It was part of some of Mr. Brancisco's installation works as well. It did its best...

"I wanted a brother," says Mr. Brancisco, "not BROTHER brother, but someone just like me, who acts and thinks like me. Everyone knows the advantage of having two dudes instead of one dude. There is a whole lot more possibilities."

Then why would Mr. Brancisco throw away the dummy guy if he values it so much? Why now?

"I have to move on. Dummy guy can be nothing more than a dummy guy. He has served me well, really well. But saying good-bye to him would bring me new possibility...I can create a SUPER dummy guy next. Now, that is something that I can look forward to in the future."






9.16.10
Scoop Brancisco Hangs Some
Stuff in a Gallery


Scoop Brancisco is displaying some of his works at ASPECT PICTURE FRAMING & LOCALS' ART GALLERY, San Francisco.

"The paintings were created specifically for galleries, and ONLY for galleries," Mr. Brancisco claims, "I respect the quality atmosphere in galleries, and I am honored to be part of it."

Sophisticated quality cannot be born overnight. Ages of history and countless effort of people account for it. The social quality of painting, for example, is created not only by the painter, but also by the critics, viewers, and galleries.

"I believe in galleries, and that is what I am aiming for," Mr. Brancisco concluded.









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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