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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 762 76 wire by Anti-Pati-ya wire :iconanti-pati-ya:Anti-Pati-ya 628 27 61 by ayla-es 61 :iconayla-es:ayla-es 481 42 Lost in clouds by iLoran Lost in clouds :iconiloran:iLoran 400 45 ice by Teyvilin ice :iconteyvilin:Teyvilin 711 31 100813 by Adrienneknott 100813 :iconadrienneknott:Adrienneknott 270 43 Frostbite by DismayedSense Frostbite :icondismayedsense:DismayedSense 282 38 Float On by ifsantag Float On :iconifsantag:ifsantag 565 132 Bbz by jarrod343 Bbz :iconjarrod343:jarrod343 530 23 Autumn by superflyninja Autumn :iconsuperflyninja:superflyninja 443 36 :: valet parking :: by CoryVarcoe :: valet parking :: :iconcoryvarcoe:CoryVarcoe 492 131 BlackWhite - 16 by RanMoneta BlackWhite - 16 :iconranmoneta:RanMoneta 462 25 migration -3 by cangurgel migration -3 :iconcangurgel:cangurgel 233 26 Snowbound by Poromaa Snowbound :iconporomaa:Poromaa 380 55 Good evening by Aloony89 Good evening :iconaloony89:Aloony89 467 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 Human Hive by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS The Human Hive :iconimagenes-imperfectas:IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS 173 36 Zephyr by tholang Zephyr :icontholang:tholang 104 29 Troubled by tholang Troubled :icontholang:tholang 685 59 Another Cry of Stone by tholang Another Cry of Stone :icontholang:tholang 16 4 Seventh Dawn by UweLangmann Seventh Dawn :iconuwelangmann:UweLangmann 145 26 Somewhere in between by DarkCrissus Somewhere in between :icondarkcrissus:DarkCrissus 18 1 Intercontinental by DarkCrissus Intercontinental :icondarkcrissus:DarkCrissus 30 8 dandelion by busangane dandelion :iconbusangane:busangane 21 1 tupasvilla by busangane tupasvilla :iconbusangane:busangane 27 6 bokeh valeriana by busangane bokeh valeriana :iconbusangane:busangane 19 3 Korsi by busangane Korsi :iconbusangane:busangane 58 12 bokeh tree by busangane bokeh tree :iconbusangane:busangane 14 0 C l o s e r by Miguel-Santos C l o s e r :iconmiguel-santos:Miguel-Santos 1,246 333 Lightbend by Miguel-Santos Lightbend :iconmiguel-santos:Miguel-Santos 4,365 202 The Here And After by EmilStojek The Here And After :iconemilstojek:EmilStojek 103 20 Never Forget by EmilStojek Never Forget :iconemilstojek:EmilStojek 45 8

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

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,
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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FakeLostEgo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
Thx 4 the fav...!Beautiful gallery! I love Ulver to! perdition city is best cd!

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findintranslation Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
thanks for the fav man ;)
Zteif Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Professional Filmographer
beautiful art
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bigbanglittlegirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
pretty sunsets! great textures! welcome to deviantart!
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