THE ART OF CHANGE
HERMANN LACROIX, Painter
The background artwork of Altimum’s website has been influenced by Hermann Lacroix. Lacroix’s paintings contain hidden images that reveal themselves over time. To some, these paintings may appear somewhat chaotic. Yet the brushstrokes and choice of colors can have a calming effect while inviting us to delve deeper into the mystery of each work.
Hermann Lacroix’s painting style is a metaphor for the work Altimum is passionate about. Organizations tend to be mysterious and chaotic places. Each person and each team brings color and texture to the work. Yet when the vital parts of an organization become misaligned, the chaos can result in failed leadership, employee disengagement, and customer dissatisfaction. Altimum’s work consists of assisting leaders and their teams in gleaning the strengths and opportunities buried within their company in order to take action toward a common purpose.
Hermann Lacroix was born in 1981 in Verdun, in the Lorraine region of France. He moved to Canada in 1992. Lacroix developed an early interest in poetry, music, and the great philosophers. Abstract painters from Post-war era American Art, such as Robert Motherwell, Toko Shinoda, Hans Hartung, and Pierre Soulages, had a strong impression on Lacroix and inspired him to pursue a vocation in painting.
Lacroix was awarded numerous medals from the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec (CAPSQ.) In 2015, he won the bronze medal at the 41st International Exhibition held at the Beffroi in Bruges, Belgium, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2016, Lacroix won the gold medal at the 32nd International Gala Competition for Visual Arts, Sound, and Light. The following year he was awarded the Grand Prix. Lacroix is also the 2017 and 2018 recipient of the gold medal at the CAPSQ’s 45th and 48th International Exhibitions held in France.
Hermann Lacroix’s paintings, represented by Biferali Fine Art, appear in numerous private collections in Québec, including Altimum’s.