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Geppeto's Aquarium by right-angle Geppeto's Aquarium :iconright-angle:right-angle 398 26 another dream by illdispose another dream :iconilldispose:illdispose 763 76 wire by Anti-Pati-ya wire :iconanti-pati-ya:Anti-Pati-ya 625 27 61 by ayla-es 61 :iconayla-es:ayla-es 479 42 Lost in clouds by iLoran Lost in clouds :iconiloran:iLoran 399 45 ice by Teyvilin ice :iconteyvilin:Teyvilin 708 31 100813 by Adrienneknott 100813 :iconadrienneknott:Adrienneknott 269 43 Frostbite by DismayedSense Frostbite :icondismayedsense:DismayedSense 281 38 Float On by ifsantag Float On :iconifsantag:ifsantag 564 132 Bbz by jarrod343 Bbz :iconjarrod343:jarrod343 529 23 Autumn by superflyninja Autumn :iconsuperflyninja:superflyninja 444 36 :: valet parking :: by CoryVarcoe :: valet parking :: :iconcoryvarcoe:CoryVarcoe 490 131 BlackWhite - 16 by RanMoneta BlackWhite - 16 :iconranmoneta:RanMoneta 459 25 migration -3 by cangurgel migration -3 :iconcangurgel:cangurgel 233 26 Snowbound by Poromaa Snowbound :iconporomaa:Poromaa 379 55 Good evening by Aloony89 Good evening :iconaloony89:Aloony89 466 38


A collection of Daily Deviations that I published during my twelve month term as Gallery Director for the Abstract & Surreal Photography category.

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The Factory (Composition I) by beoulve The Factory (Composition I) :iconbeoulve:beoulve 117 20 Through To The Light by AntonioGouveia Through To The Light :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 99 15 Fibres organiques - 2 by DiaouL Fibres organiques - 2 :icondiaoul:DiaouL 19 4 The House Of The Rising Sun by DiaouL The House Of The Rising Sun :icondiaoul:DiaouL 15 10 Kompakt by DiaouL Kompakt :icondiaoul:DiaouL 44 23 Kompo2.1 by scheinbar Kompo2.1 :iconscheinbar:scheinbar 69 5 HvhV by Pierre-Lagarde HvhV :iconpierre-lagarde:Pierre-Lagarde 77 2 Prelude for the Dreamscapes by AiniTolonen Prelude for the Dreamscapes :iconainitolonen:AiniTolonen 107 35 Musha Shugyo RPG by KuteynikovRoman Musha Shugyo RPG :iconkuteynikovroman:KuteynikovRoman 86 7 Sogno di Gaia by KuteynikovRoman Sogno di Gaia :iconkuteynikovroman:KuteynikovRoman 24 0 Tortuga by KuteynikovRoman Tortuga :iconkuteynikovroman:KuteynikovRoman 40 5 Bazar by KuteynikovRoman Bazar :iconkuteynikovroman:KuteynikovRoman 96 8 Disperse by TriinErg Disperse :icontriinerg:TriinErg 25 8 Shades by Hengki24 Shades :iconhengki24:Hengki24 84 5 Greys by paulisa Greys :iconpaulisa:paulisa 56 12 Magic Spells by paulisa Magic Spells :iconpaulisa:paulisa 115 22


A vast collection of artworks and resources that I have hoarded over my eight years on the site. There is a lot of under-appreciated work here, so be sure to check some out.

Journal History

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Darren Shields
Artist | Student | Photography
United Kingdom


Statement:
D.R.F. Shields, working under the alias arctoa, is a Newcastle-born artist specialising in abstractions of photography and literature. Drawing from a wide range of influence and inspiration, his work revolves around the aspect of passing time; of dreams; of memory, 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.com
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

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Thanks for everything! thanks Thanks for everything!    Peace and Love by KmyGraphic
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Erdbeersternchen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019   Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Darren as always many thanks for the fave ad :D
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KizukiTamura Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019   Photographer
Thanks dear Darren for your friendly support :aww: :blush:
:whisper: I miss you a lot ...
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