Jordan Mang-osan

Jordan Mang-osan

Jordan Mang-osan is best known for his Indigenouism art wherein he harnesses the power of the sun to create pyrography drawings or solar art. Jordan creates solar art by utilizing sunlight and a magnifying glass to concentrate heat on select areas where he can burn drawings onto wooden boards. The heat etches darkened lines into the wood which result in a landscape or an elaborate portrait.

He started his journey in the arts at the age of 19. As an Igorot from the Cordilleras, he stays true to his roots by working with raw indigenous materials and focusing on subjects that celebrate the rich heritage of his people and his country, producing pieces depicting Cordilleran subjects on acrylic on canvas, mixed media, pyrography and solar drawing on various surfaces such as handmade paper and wooden panels.