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Monday, 28 January 2013 19:00

David Shammas - Set Artist 2011

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David Shammas is a native Detroit boy with extended roots in Chicago. Originally growing up in Birmingham, Michigan, he has made a career as a culinary chef which took to him to the windy city. He currently works as a private chef and freelance artist. It was only in recent years, that he has tapped into his primal instinctive passion in order to put paint on the canvas.

David draws on inspiration from ancient art and history, but also enjoys tapping into the surreal and abstract. Most of all, emotion is what drives his work, which in turn drives him to become better at his art. As a lover of all that is artistic expression, it was easy for him to feel comfortable with such a talented group of artists within Epicenter Theatre Group. In the fall of 2011 David was chosen to paint two life size forced perspective canvases for both The Man Who Lost His Sundays and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. To get the full essence of a troubled Romanian society, David dug deep to bring to life a time period very few have experienced. The city streets he designed brought the audience directly to Romania under a suppressed regime. For Picasso at the Lapin Agile, David brought us back to the very early part of the 20th century with a forced perspective of Paris, France. His work within the production was further enhanced when he paid tribute to Pablo Picasso by recreating his most famous painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon) and The Dance by Henri Matisse. David would like to give much thanks to Marco Zaccagnini, Tonino Zaccagnini, Marius Iliescu and the entire staff at Epicenter Theatre Group for their positive motivation and support. He can't wait to work with them again.

“If I’ve learned anything from my experience working with Epicenter Theatre Group, it’s that not only do great talents think alike, but they also work great together.
I wish much success and lots of love to my Epicenter Theatre Group family.”

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  • Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan
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