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 memes been raised to an art form, they've literally been turned into art by a few talented individuals, and some of them look surprisingly wall-worthy.


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Brooklyn-based illustrator Lauren Kaelin has been turning Internet 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 becoming art is a fitting tribute to the fact that they are, themselves, a modern form of art.

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

#1 Paint All The Memes

Paint All The Memes

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Sarah james 5 months ago

these are like creatures from hell

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#2 Forever Alone

Forever Alone

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LittleGirlWithShortLegs 5 months ago

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

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#4 Doge

Doge

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Lemur 5 months ago

Such painting, so good, much oil

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#5 Troll Face

Troll Face

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Sarah james 5 months ago

a funny prank would be changing this pick as someone's desktop background while they aren't looking

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#6 Me Gusta

Me Gusta

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Amy Carter 5 months ago

He's gonna blow!

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#7 Lol

Lol

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sofia 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

Y U no bunny?

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