Zhu Ye is a Hangzhou-based artist and graduate in oil painting at the China Academy of Art. The subjects of Zhu's painting are often amorphous amalgamations of matter, compressed and abandoned comfortably in their abstract settings. Unlike most of his contemporaries from CAA, Zhu's interests are in color and formation. Beyond that, the artist shows a fondness for coding, often hiding cryptographic messages in his original artwork. He has been shown at Welcome to Hangzhou, a group exhibition by Collectionair.