"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
Exploredinary is a creative agency founded in 2015 by Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky that specializes in documentary filmmaking, photography, and art. The moniker refers to the duality of the ordinary and the extraordinary - and the exploration of their interdependence.
Sarah and Daniel are alumni of the University of Texas at Arlington. Sarah is a graduate of the School of Architecture, and Daniel studied Visual Communication Design at the School of Art and Art History.
The duo have traveled the world through their work collecting stories that encapsulate the human condition and celebrate the depths of its expression. The content of their work generally revolves around art, design or travel, and the style is characterized as curious and playful.
Exploredinary is widely published with work appearing on PBS, Popular Science, Popular Photography, Designboom, Juxtapoz, Wall Street Journal, Vimeo Staff Picks, and Playboy. They have exhibited through Le Salon des Arts in London and Paris, and were awarded the Penthouse Artist Residency in Brussels Belgium through the Harlan Levey Projects.
Exploredinary is also renowned for their illustrations that celebrate the quirks of line drawings and render everyday objects into playful expressions. These works have been placed in stadiums, corporate headquarters, and packaging design worldwide.
Regardless of their medium, the message remains the same: the ordinary is extraordinary - it's simply a matter of perspective.
KATHMANDU, NEPAL 2020
1- HOUR DOCUMENTARY ON KERA, PBS
Photography at Dallas County Community College - May 2008
Photography at University of Texas at Arlington
Daniel Driensky studied art and design at The University of Texas at Arlington, finding his passions for illustration and photography. After 10 years in the photography industry, his interest in image making blossomed into digital filmmaking, and he hasn't looked back since. In 2015 he co-created Exploredinary, a commercial filmmaking partnership with Sarah Reyes, making short documentaries on artists and the art world.
They received their first Vimeo Staff Pick in 2017 with Our City, a documentary short on Los Angeles film photographers. Daniel is also an illustrator whose work can be seen in murals for Dallas Observer, Tom Thumb, and the Ranger's stadium Globe Life Park in Arlington.
PAINTING BY TYLER WOLF
PHOTO BY KYLE LA MERE
ART BASEL 2019
TIN TYPE BY ELLEN WISHART
HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS 2020
ARTIST PROFILE ON KERA'S ART & SEEK
Bachelor of Science in Architecture UT Arlington - Dec 2013
Sarah Reyes is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. She took an experimental film class in graduate school and her passion for filmmaking was born. In 2015, Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky co-founded their creative agency Exploredinary, realizing that their greatest strengths were their differences: Sarah is of Guatemalan descent, an academic, and a minimalist. On the other hand, Daniel is a rootin' tootin' Texan, a pop culture connoisseur, and a maximalist. Combined, their projects are a push and pull of mindsets and skillsets making their work totally unique. While documentary filmmaking and photography are the main focus of Exploredinary, Sarah and Daniel also are known for quirky art installations, murals, and digital illustrations.