Just when you thought nothing could have you rolling the way a good meme does, Afro-surrealist artist Alim Smith turned all your fave faces into fine art.
From the timeless images of a teary-eyed Michael Jordan to the face of a confused Nick Young, Smith uses surrealism to exaggerate the hilarity of these folks.
Check out some of Smiths brilliant creations below:
What you mean? 18 x 24 Oil on Canvas I really enjoyed painting this one! Ive seen this expression all of my life lol and i also didn't know I could paint teeth lol, I'm gonna paint way more happy black people now lol It's weird after painting these pictures and looking at them I feel like I actually know these people lol and I obviously don't but I never realised how valuable expression and being expressive is. I really really really fucking appreciate everyone who enjoy the work and shares it oh yeah! ART SHOW MARCH 31st WILMINGTON DELAWARE CHRIS WHITE GALLERY 701 N. SHIPLEY STREET from 6-10 pm its gonan be a fucking dope show! memes.eventbrite.com Thank you!!! @swaggyp1
A LEGEND IN THE MEME GAME This meme has brought me great joy I wanna thank @conceitednyc for making a timeless face this was fun to paint because I didn't know I could paint clouds like at all and i could see why bob ross was so chill lol I kinda regret that every portrait i did doesn't have a background (Tell me what you think should be the title for this painting) "Untitled" Oil on Canvas 18 x 24 MEME ART SHOW MARCH 31ST CHRIS WHITE GALLERY WILMINGTON DELAWARE more information coming soon! Prints at ydnite.com
Another Great Meme History One of the most Iconic Snitches in Black History "I'd Like to Report A……" 18 x 24 Oil on Canvas THIS WAS DIFFICULT AND I hate cameras because they really don't do pictures any justice, so I had to scan this in sections Meme prints available at ydnite.com (Link in bio) The first set I'm sending out will all be signed
I felt I abandoned my style and I had to return but this time without the pastels, because i wanna work more on getting better with Oil and actually painting and I wanted to do another series for black history month And I didn't wanna do the regular malcolm x , rosa park shit I wanted to celebrate something that has become an incredible part of black culture MEMES The baby face baller oil on canvas 18 x 24 Artshow for series coming In March!
Uncle Denzel 18 x 24 Oil on canvas These memes have by far been my favorite pieces to make because I'm just giggling the whole time I'm painting lmao I think this one is my favorite so far! Because I have and know several uncle Denzel's lol Art show March 31st!! Wilmington Delaware Chris white gallery 701 north Shipley street Early bird tickets come with a free print!! 10 dollars Memes.eventbrite.com (Link in bio) they are moving pretty fast Come out! It's gonna be lit cause it's the first show I'm actually excited about lol I realized my work never really entertained me , cool colors and shit but meh I actually enjoyed this Thank you!