Greene also creates contemporary still lifes, which are noteworthy for their vibrant colors and use of elaborate textiles. Auction houses also provide rich subject matter for the artist, who has captured dynamic scenes of auctioneers shouting at the podium and tensions rising over bidding wars. “I was initially attracted to the variety of characters and the charge of anticipation and desire I experienced at auctions—it became an excellent vehicle for the expression of humanness,” he has commented
. Auction houses, like subway stations, provide the backdrop for groups of people in situations that can quickly change from mundane or ordinary to frustrating or chaotic; Greene exposes the characteristics of these sites and their occupants. His works are realist not only in technique, but also in terms of their psychology, as he is able to convey charged environments and suggest the complex realities of his subjects.