These individual sculptures are of a man and a woman but are also quite clearly a couple. They are by Stephan Balkenhol. He is a contemporary German artist known for his monumental statues of the human form. These pieces are made from wood, which is typical of his work. He uses a variety of woods, including poplar and Douglas fir and crafts his works out of single blocks using hammers, power saws, and chisels.
Balkenhol (B.1957 in Fritzlar, Germany) works fast, retaining the chisel marks in his finished pieces. The sculptures are sited above the eye-line, forcing viewers to look up. They reference the office workers of which there are many in this riverside district of London just off Tooley Street.