From the North to the South of Europe, by way of Belgium and New York, the panel of artists featured in the biennial urban arts festival, Asphalte, provide a vast cultural overview. All the artists have extensive experience with this type of event. Many of them are considered to be contemporary masters in graffiti or street art on a global scale. Labels that they all reject as crude and stereotyped. But also because beyond these categories – which serve to exclude, the work of these artists, in essence, has universal appeal.