Rasti Chinese Art prides itself on being a respected world-class Asian art dealership dedicated to inspiring audiences with the best antique Chinese, Japanese and Islamic works art available on the market today as well as exceptional works of contemporary fine art by some of Asia’s most notable artists.
Previously, founder Nader Rasti worked as Director of the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art department and auctioneer at Christie’s, London before co-founding Knapton Rasti Asian Art in London in 2000 and establishing Rasti Chinese Art in Hong Kong in 2013. The gallery quickly built a reputation for its specialisation in Chinese jade and hardstone carvings. Known for critical curation, original research, and educational scholarship, today, Rasti Chinese Art’s annual calendar of exhibitions mounted and catalogues published are highly anticipated by collectors, curators and scholars.
Over the past five years, the gallery has begun to show works by contemporary artists that engage in dialogue with classical traditions, particularly that of the Chinese literati. The artists that the gallery represents often share a timeless literati aesthetic, no matter the chosen medium be it photography or ink on paper.