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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😭😭😭

#2

Forever Alone

Forever Alone

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LittleGirlWithShortLegs
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such painting, so good, much oil

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#5

Troll Face

Troll Face

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#7

Lol

Lol

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sofia
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

Pepe

Pepe

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#9

Fuuuu Face

Fuuuu Face

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sofia
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#11

Hello? Yes, This Is Dog

Hello? Yes, This Is Dog

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sofia
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When someone left a lego brick and you stepped on it

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#17

Keisha Johnson

Keisha Johnson

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Jace
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is a perfect combination of recognizable and stylized.

#18

Keyboard Cat

Keyboard Cat

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#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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#26

Crying Jordan

Crying Jordan

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#29

Ermahgerd

Ermahgerd

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#30

Gnome Child

Gnome Child

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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's called "Overly Attached Girlfriend".

#33

Dramatic Chipmunk

Dramatic Chipmunk

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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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