Charlie DOVES Fuses Sneakers, Japanese Woodblock, and Pop Culture in ‘Love & War’

For over two years, Charlie Doves, aka DOVES, has been putting in work that has culminated in his solo show Love & War. He is a huge streetwear and sneaker fan, which comes out in his work. He’s been a part of the winning team in the last two Burning of Kingston events, a graffiti competition that celebrates the old school ways.

Obviously drawing inspiration from the Japanese woodblock style of the 17th century, Charlie DOVES juxtaposes traditional elements for pop culture references — like red Yeezy Boosts — with incredibly opulent colors and a highly graffiti-graphic style.

Sneakers, like the Air Max 1, Nike Yeezy II, and Air Jordan VI, and comicbook references pepper the latest Charlie DOVES Love & War exhibition which runs from February 4 to March 2 at The Bishop Gallery in Brooklyn. If you’re in the Tri-State area this isn’t an exhibit to miss.

You can check out more pieces from the exhibition here, but be warned that some are NSFW.

The Bishop Gallery
916 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11205

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