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Per Aspera Ad Astra
260 Deviations

Tribulation by arctoa, literature

De Profundis by arctoa, literature

The Rut by arctoa, literature

The Messenger by arctoa, literature

Flatliners by arctoa, literature

Shipwrecked by arctoa, literature

Down the Memory Hole by arctoa, literature

Hangatyr by arctoa, literature

Catalept by arctoa, literature

Sirens by arctoa, literature

Artist // Photography
  • United Kingdom
  • Deviant for 18 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio

Statement: arctoa is a Northumbrian artist who specialisd in abstractions of photography and literature. Drawing from a wide range of influence and inspiration, his work revolved around the aspect of passing time; of dreams; of memory, of loss, and the disassociation of perception and reality therein.

Education & Experience: 2007-2008 - Photographic Assistant, SE Photography Location assistance, Digital processing, Assignment work 2008-2010 - Part-time Student, Newcastle College BTEC National Diploma in Photography, Triple Distinction grade 2012-2013 - Gallery Director, DeviantART Community Volunteer for Abstract and Surreal Photography

Group Exhibitions: February 2009: Up/Down One90 Building, High Holborn, London, UK June 2010: ND Graduate Show Newcastle College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK June 2011: Northern Aspects Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK August 2011: Fragments St. Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, UK November 2011: Northern Vision Great North Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK March 2012: A Collection of Artworks Citibase Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK November 2012: An Exhibition of Small Works Great North Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK June 2013: Summer Exhibition Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK December 2013: Christmas Exhibition of Small Works Great North Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK September 2014: 2014 Exhibition Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK Articles & Features: June 2007 - deviantART Daily Deviation May 2008 - deviantART Daily Deviation January 2009 - deviantART Daily Deviation November 2009 - Fotoritim Magazine feature November 2010 - deviantART Daily Deviation August 2014 - deviantART Daily Deviation May 2016 - deviantART Daily Deviation Collaborations & Commissions: March 2010: collaboration - Shipwreck/Consequence Work produced in conjunction with Cyril Berthault-Jacquier April 2011: commission: Psy-Chi - 'Chasing The Static' Work used as cover-art by Psy-Chi and Remedy Records April 2013: commission: Dorian Marko - 'Ghost In The Machine' Work used as cover-art and video material by Dorian Marko October 2013: collaboration: Catalept Work invited to dlgrphy project by Farhad Bahram

Favourite Visual Artist
Robert Frank, Andreas Gursky, Hengki Koentjoro, Oscar-Claude Monet, Mark Rothko, J.M.W. Turner
Favourite Movies
Blade Runner, Children of Men, Das Lieben der Anderen, Everything is Illuminated, Fight Club, Inception, Interstellar, O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias, Pi
Favourite TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica, Blackadder Goes Forth, Life on Mars, Mr. Robot, Person of Interest, The Hour, The Man in the High Castle, The West Wing
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Altar of Plagues, Caspian, Cult of Luna, Isis, Jakob, Lantlôs, Mogwai, Mono, Radiohead, Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You, Ulver
Favourite Books
Brave New World, Il Pendolo di Foucault, Night Watch, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Odýsseia, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Favourite Writers
Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Christopher Brookmyre, Aldous Huxley, China Miéville, George Orwell, Terry Pratchett, Alastair Reynolds
Favourite Games
Bioshock, Civilization, Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Fallout, Grand Theft Auto, Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls

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I decided to showcase one of your amazing artworks in my collection of the most inspirational art I come across on DeviantArt.

I'm very grateful that you shared it on here and I'm doing my part to give it more exposure, as it truly deserves it.

Have a wonderful week! 😀


Thanks a lot for the support of  

endless summer by Erdbeersternchen

Stay safe and happy living inside your quarters :heart:
You're most welcome.
Thanks for the favs!!