Justin Bieber gets colored in graffiti and fan art in new Where Are You Now video

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Justin Bieber becomes a piece of art in the Where Are Ü Now music video for his collaboration with EDM kings Skillrex and Diplo also known as the group, Jack Ü.

The 21-year-old bad boy of pop becomes the subject of a kaleidoscopic of fan-made doodles and graffiti for the visual imagery that accompanies the chart-topping dubstep jam.

In the making of the footage, Justin and Jack Ü invited devoted supporters to the Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles to sketch on video stills that would later be incorporated with the featured singer’s silhouette.

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Defaced: Justin Bieber stars in the Where Are Ü Now music video for his collaboration with EDM kings Skillrex and Diplo also known as the group, Jack Ü

Defaced: Justin Bieber stars in the Where Are Ü Now music video for his collaboration with EDM kings Skillrex and Diplo also known as the group, Jack Ü

The Where Are Ü Now video is certainly unlike any other Bieber project.

Justin is front and center showing off his brooding good looks at the camera, leaving out Skrillex and Diplo from the entire clip.

He literally becomes an interactive art installation, hanging on the walls of the gallery for fans to scribble on his body, with some even drawing devil horns on his head and scratching out his entire face.

Several dozen copies of Bieber’s photos were displayed on the white walls of the Seventh Letter Gallery space from May 29 – 31.

Next to the duplicates were cans of crayons and colored pastels for guests to customize the video grabs.

Free for all: Bieber literally becomes an interactive art installation, hanging on the wall of the gallery for fans to scribble on his body

Free for all: Bieber literally becomes an interactive art installation, hanging on the wall of the gallery for fans to scribble on his body

All eyes on him: The 21-year-old singer is front and center showing off his brooding good looks at the camera

All eyes on him: The 21-year-old singer is front and center showing off his brooding good looks at the camera

Doodles: One fan scribbled the song lyrics in the empty space around the Biebz and scratched out his face in black ink

Doodles: One fan scribbled the song lyrics in the empty space around the Biebz and scratched out his face in black ink

The rapidly strobing animation techniques flashed fan-made doodles that were later virtually incorporated with the Biebs.

There were no boundaries as to what could and could not be depicted, so the creativity inspired by amateur artists resulted in both eye-catching and pleasant displays of fandom.

‘With the video we wanted to just take it back to the beginning of the record essentially create an ode to our fans,’ Jack Ü wrote with the release on YouTube.

‘We are being overwhelmed, in a good way, by the success of Where Are Ü Now with Justin Bieber. Doing what we do, it’s entirely all about the fans. We walk a fine line by being “famous” and in the public eye but we are only here because of you, the fans.’

Open event: Justin and Jack Ü invited devoted followers to the Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles to sketch on video stills that would later be incorporated on top of the featured singer's silhouette

Open event: Justin and Jack Ü invited devoted followers to the Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles to sketch on video stills that would later be incorporated on top of the featured singer’s silhouette

Interactive: Several dozen copies of Bieber's photos were hung on the white walls of the Seventh Letter Gallery space from May 29 - 31

Interactive: Several dozen copies of Bieber’s photos were hung on the white walls of the Seventh Letter Gallery space from May 29 – 31

Adding: ‘Justin wrote this record during a tough time in his life and it comes to us that sometimes, as artists, we are also just objects and we have to take that as much as we have to use that to create. We all do this for you, respect that you put us here and it’s Ü that made the video.’ 

Where Are Ü Now was released in the States in late February and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, giving both Skrillex and Diplo their first top 40 single.

Originally Justin had orchestrated the song as a piano ballad possibly for his forthcoming studio album, but later chose to hand it over to Jack Ü to rework the melody into an EDM single.

The success of Where Are Ü Now is getting fans excited about Justin’s comeback to music. He has been working on new material, recently revealing that his breakup with ex Selena Gomez was the main inspiration behind the album.

Winning trio! Where Are Ü Now was released in the States in late February and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, giving both Skrillex and Diplo their first top 40 single

Winning trio! Where Are Ü Now was released in the States in late February and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, giving both Skrillex and Diplo their first top 40 single


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