Cape Town, Western Cape
Ojembarrena's love for the art of painting starts in Paris when he is 19 years old. Looking at Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin and looking at Bonnard, at Picasso, he receives an education and a delight that will remain with him for the rest of his life.
He takes his first steps in painting in his early thirties while teaching at Norwich University in Vermont by the hand of the American painter B. A. King.
When he moves to California in the 70s to teach at California State College San Bernardino, he attends regularly the Life Drawing and Painting classes offered by the School of Fine Arts. He participates with a painting in the Exhibition of the School of Fine Arts in May of 1980.
Upon his return to Spain in 1981, to teach at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, he starts a long apprenticeship with the Spanish painter and fine arts professor Agustin Reche, which lasts until 2009.
During this period he exhibits in the gallery of Luis Hernandez in Granada.
In 2016, solo exhibition at the Gallery of BizkaiaÂ´s Lawyers Association
In 2017, solo exhibition at the Gallery of the City of Garai.