As you’ve probably heard, even though Ricky Gervais ended The Office while it was ahead and has moved on to other TV shows, films, and standup tours, he’s not ready to put the character David Brent to bed. We recently saw him perform as David Brent the musician, and he’s released Life on the Road, a David Brent spin-off movie, which comes with an album and songbook.
In celebration, we’re highlighting the artwork of Kevin McGivern, who’s done a collection of stunning digital paintings of characters from The Office.
Kevin says, “I have been a huge fan of The Office since it was first aired on television. I had never seen anything in the ‘mockumentary’ style before. In fact, when I first watched it, I wasn’t sure if it was a real documentary! I just loved the humour and how the writers, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, used those awkward moments as sources of humour. The writing in this show was so good and all of the characters were really strong. This was the inspiration behind painting this series. Because each character has such a defined personality, I thought fans of the show would appreciate showing them this way. I wanted to include the clothing on the characters or items they are holding that only fans of the show would understand. For example, Gareth Keenan wearing the helmet, or Keith holding the scotch egg.