Alain Buyse began screen printing in 1982-83 and began his publisher activities in 1985 following his meeting with Gérard Duchêne.
To the edition of multiple in serigraphy will be added the publication of books of artists, like the collection PIECES in 1986. The E.A. collection was created in 1988 following the opening of the gallery "Epreuve d'Artiste" located in the basement of the workshop in Lille. Each exhibition is accompanied by an EA publication. A series of seventeen issues appeared between 1988 and 1895, identifiable by its unique format and its brown kraft jacket.
The activity of the gallery suspended in 1995 resumes in 2000. Of a larger format, a new series of five E.A. is published.