Shuhei Igarashi is another first year MFA student at UNT. He makes these painting with animated characters interacting with more realistic elements. Sometimes he uses spray paint to make his abstract backgrounds. As an undergraduate at UNT he made paintings of these little animals killing themselves with such odd expressions on their faces. The characters are fuzzy and fun, but clearly used with a sense of irony. He has been playing with patterns and shape of late, so there is no telling where he is heading with his work but if your into his style of images then I think Igarashi is one to watch.