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Darren Shields, working under the alias arctoa, is a Newcastle-born artist specialising in abstractions of photography and literature. Drawing from a wide range of influences and inspirations, his work revolves around the aspects of passing time, dreams, and memories; and the disassociation of perception and reality within these spheres.


He may be contacted via arctoa@gmail.com.


2008-2010 - Newcastle College, Newcaste-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design: Photography
Grade - Triple Distinction

Articles & Features

June 2007 - deviantART Daily Deviation award
May 2008 - deviantART Daily Deviation award
January 2009 - deviantART Daily Deviation award
November 2009 - Fotoritim Magazine feature article
November 2010 - deviantART Daily Deviation award

Group Exhibitions

February 2009: Up/Down
One90 Building, High Holborn, London, UK
June 2010: ND Graduate Show
Mandela Project Space, 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

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
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