Tezontle

Carlos H. Matos and Lucas Cantú founded Tezontle in 2014. Tezontle identifies with Mexico’s Prehispanic heritage and the abstract work of the Mexican modernists of the mid-20th Century. The artists works by curating found objects with self made ones in a process of generating innovative, formal, and material narratives. This working method is independent of scale. When scale becomes irrelevant, the sculptural becomes the architectural and vice versa.

Tezontle's recent projects have been exhibited internationally, including “Tenaza” a monumental sculpture commissioned by the XIII Havana Biennial, "Rise and Fall" at Richard Neutra's VDL House in Los Angeles, California; "Almost Solid Light" at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York; "Prima Materia" an off-site exhibition of PEANA in New York curated by Viridiana Mayagoitia; Residence "Experimental Cycles" in the Wilfredo Prieto Studio in Havana; and "Piedras Vivas" at PEANA in Monterrey. Among other projects, Carlos and Lucas also teach and are co-founders of the Architectural Association’s experimental concrete workshop ‘AAVS Las Pozas’ that takes place every summer in the Huasteca Jungle and serves as a research platform that aims to forge links between craft and culture in the town of Xilitla.

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