Anthony Koutras was born in Ottawa, Ontario and currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery, he is a graduate from The Ontario College of Art & Design, with a major in Photography, and the recipient of numerous awards while studying at OCAD. He is currently pursuing his MFA degree at York University and is an active member in the Toronto artistic community.
His work focuses on imploding the distinctions between ‘real” and ‘unreal”. Photography is uniquely positioned to question these distinctions, as it presents itself as a documentary method, or medium. In positioning itself as portraying the ‘real” or true, photography uniquely places itself as a pertinent way to address the interstices of the simulation and the simulated. His photo-based installations explore photography and it’s capacity to represent space and mimic objects. His work predominantly manipulates the medium through installation. Utilizing photography to mimic these objects, he creates false space through the photographic medium.