40 Oil Painted Memes For People Who Want To Look Classy, But Only Know Memes
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.