Carlos H. Matos (Mexico b. 1983) and Lucas Cantú (Mexico b. 1982) began working together as Tezontle in 2015. Employing the tools and methodologies of architecture and sculpture, they deliberately place themselves at an ambiguous point between the two disciplines. Drawing on different aesthetic and historical references, they have constructed an idiosyncratic imagery that refers to a bucolic utopia, at once modernist, pre-Hispanic and primitive.
Tezontle’s recent projects include “OTRXS MUNDXS” at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MX; an artist residency at Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, MX; “Second life” an off-site exhibition by PEANA curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy in CONDO Complex 2019, Mexico City, MX; “Tenaza” a monumental sculpture commissioned by the XIII Havana Biennial in Havana, CU; “Rise and Fall” at Richard Neutra’s VDL House in Los Angeles, US; “Piedras Vivas” at PEANA in Monterrey, MX; and “Almost Solid Light” at KASMIN in New York, US. In 2021, Tezontle will present a solo exhibition at LIGA in Mexico City and a monumental sculpture at the sculpture garden in Museo MARCO in Monterrey, MX.