Tezontle Studio COPALERA, 2019
Carlos H. Matos and Lucas Cantu founded Tezontle in 2014. Tezontle is collaborative studio in Mexico City’s Centro Historico. Tezontle uses sculpture to bring the disciplines of architecture and art installation together into one workshop. Tezontle identifies with Mexico’s pre-hispanic heritage and the abstract work of the Mexican modernists of the mid-20th Century. The studio 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.