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.

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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Potatos r cool 1 year ago

🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😭😭😭

#2 Forever Alone

Forever Alone

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LittleGirlWithShortLegs 1 year 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 1 year ago

Nice job!

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#4 Doge

Doge

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Lemur 1 year ago

Such painting, so good, much oil

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#5 Troll Face

Troll Face

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Nighty fox dreemurr 1 year ago

Oh, the tears forming in his eyes...

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#6 Me Gusta

Me Gusta

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Amy Carter 1 year ago

He's gonna blow!

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#7 Lol

Lol

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sofia 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 months ago

b e a utiful

#17 Keisha Johnson

Keisha Johnson

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year 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 1 year ago

this ones is great

#19 Confession Bear

Confession Bear

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#20 Dramatic Chipmunk

Dramatic Chipmunk

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#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 1 year 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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#28 Not Bad

Not Bad

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#29 Ermahgerd

Ermahgerd

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#30 Gnome Child

Gnome Child

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Daniel Mallory 1 year 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 1 year ago

It's called "Overly Attached Girlfriend".

#33 Dramatic Chipmunk

Dramatic Chipmunk

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Michael Bauer 1 year ago

it looks like a potato XD

#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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