In a very short answer: yes. Memes are a generational creation/tool used to express emotion through a visual image. Regardless of if something is drawn, written, sung, or recited, a Meme is most definitely artistic in it’s creation. Below are some of my favorites.
Today in class we were tasked with creating an artistic .gif from a portrait of a celebrity or anyone else who inspires us. I chose the rap artist Logic because he inspires me to just live life with nothing but positivity. Our backgrounds have some similarities and his music helps me through any tough times I am having. So below, please enjoy (#myfirstgif #Logic #Everybody):