Ah, memes. Love them or hate them, they've become a staple on the Internet, and serve to connect us all using humor and a healthy dose of ridicule. Not only have classic memes been raised to an art form, but they've also literally been turned into cool art by a few talented individuals, and some of them look surprisingly wall-worthy.

Brooklyn-based illustrator Lauren Kaelin has been turning Internet's best memes into minimalist oil paintings since 2013, a series she has since dubbed Benjameme. While some of the memes are a bit dated (Antoine Dodson, Gangnam Style), timeless classics like Grumpy Cat and Overly Affectionate Girlfriend are present and accounted for as well. Perhaps memes as drawing ideas is a fitting tribute to the fact that they are, themselves, a modern form of art.

Check out Lauren's and many others' cool drawings in our list below, and if you think you're the true Da Vinci of meme oil paintings, add your own.

#1

Paint All The Memes

Paint All The Memes

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Potatos r cool
Community Member
3 years ago

🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😭😭😭

#2

Forever Alone

Forever Alone

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LittleGirlWithShortLegs
Community Member
3 years ago

I need this instead of those cheesy inspirational quotes. THIS what I need to get my day going.

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#3

Gumpy Cat

Gumpy Cat

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Amy Carter
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice job!

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#4

Doge

Doge

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Lemur
Community Member
3 years ago

Such painting, so good, much oil

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#5

Troll Face

Troll Face

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Nighty fox dreemurr
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, the tears forming in his eyes...

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#6

Me Gusta

Me Gusta

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Amy Carter
Community Member
3 years ago

He's gonna blow!

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#7

Lol

Lol

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sofia
Community Member
3 years ago

when you fart then blame it on your friend......... and it works.....

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#8

Pepe

Pepe

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LittleGirlWithShortLegs
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a great replacement for our president. Who's with me?

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#9

Fuuuu Face

Fuuuu Face

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sofia
Community Member
3 years ago

when you are sitting next to your crush and you need to fart.....

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#10

Y U No_face

Y U No_face

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Bunny goddess
Community Member
3 years ago

Y U no bunny?

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#11

Hello? Yes, This Is Dog

Hello? Yes, This Is Dog

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sofia
Community Member
3 years ago

treeeewts .....YES PLEASE !

#12

Unpopular Opinion Puffin

Unpopular Opinion Puffin

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#13

You Don't Say

You Don't Say

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Laiba Fayyaz
Community Member
3 years ago

He looks like he has seen something dirty but likes it.

#14

Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat

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#15

Rage Face

Rage Face

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
3 years ago

When someone left a lego brick and you stepped on it

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#16

Pepe

Pepe

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AND PEGGY
Community Member
1 year ago

b e a utiful

#17

Keisha Johnson

Keisha Johnson

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
3 years ago

She is my fave. I use her for everything

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#18

Keyboard Cat

Keyboard Cat

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Miss Jackson
Community Member
3 years ago

this ones is great

#19

Confession Bear

Confession Bear

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#20

Dramatic Chipmunk

Dramatic Chipmunk

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Aria Bella Francesconi
Community Member
1 year ago

Chipmunk scared of something ...

#21

I Lied

I Lied

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#22

Okay

Okay

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#23

Pepe

Pepe

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#24

Doge

Doge

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#25

True Story

True Story

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siriuslyafangirl
Community Member
3 years ago

*claps*

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#26

Crying Jordan

Crying Jordan

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#27

High Expectations Asian Father

High Expectations Asian Father

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Aria Bella Francesconi
Community Member
1 year ago

WoW!

#28

Not Bad

Not Bad

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Aria Bella Francesconi
Community Member
1 year ago

After a long day at school

#29

Ermahgerd

Ermahgerd

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
3 years ago

GERSEBERMPS

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#30

Gnome Child

Gnome Child

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Daniel Mallory
Community Member
3 years ago

why is this the longest loading one

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#31

Y U No...

Y U No...

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#32

Overly Affectionate Girlfriend

Overly Affectionate Girlfriend

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Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

It's called "Overly Attached Girlfriend".

#33

Dramatic Chipmunk

Dramatic Chipmunk

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Michael Bauer
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks like a potato XD

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#34

Bachelor Frog

Bachelor Frog

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#35

Courage Wolf

Courage Wolf

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#36

Dramatic Chipmunk

Dramatic Chipmunk

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#37

Depression Dog

Depression Dog

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#38

Antoine Dodson

Antoine Dodson

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#39

Are You A Wizard?

Are You A Wizard?

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#40

Fuuuuuuuu

Fuuuuuuuu

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Aria Bella Francesconi
Community Member
1 year ago

this one is trippy xD

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